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Br J Urol. 1995 Aug;76(2):231-4.

Micturition habits and incontinence at age 17--reinvestigation ofa cohort studied at age 7.

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Department of Paediatric Surgery, East Hospital, Göteborg University, Sweden.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the epidemiology of micturition disturbances in teenagers.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS:

A subsample of 1034 teenagers previously evaluated at age 7 years was reinvestigated 10 years later. A postal questionnaire was used and a response rate of 71% (736) obtained. Those who reported bladder symptoms were contacted by telephone for a detailed history concerning imperative urge, daytime incontinence, emptying difficulties and bedwetting.

RESULTS:

There was a general decrease in the frequency and intensity of symptoms from 7 to 17 years of age. At age 17 at least one symptom was reported by 5.9% of the girls and 0.9% of the boys. Overall the symptoms were regarded as mild or moderate.

CONCLUSION:

At age 17 years, micturition disturbances were reported infrequently and few subjects wanted medical help.

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